Philip Jayoni (Nathan) is an actor/writer from Chevy Chase, MD. After receiving a degree in Communications from St. John's University, he decided to follow his passion full force, leading him to study the Meisner technique at the acclaimed William Esper Studio in New York City. Philip is the co-founder of Flatbed Entertainment, a content development/production company dedicated to creating & telling compelling, socially charged and entertaining stories that haven’t yet been seen on screen or stage. Instagram: @jayoni | @flatbed_entt
ShaQuanna Williams is a multidisciplinary performance artist located in NYC. Since graduating from the esteemed William Esper Studio conservatory program, ShaQuanna has been consistently booking roles in the indie film and new media circuits. Currently, she can be seen playing Simone in episode 6 of the Amazon Prime series "Brooklyn Foreplay", and Raven in the YouTube short film series "The Color of Good". ShaQuanna is thankful for her Support Team and for Josh being such an awesome writer/producer to work with. Keep up with ShaQuanna's endeavors @shayesunshine.
Hope Harley is literally in her second act. She began acting in 2007 after an almost 30 year career at Verizon. Since that time she has performed on stages in New York, New Jersey and Florida, including the lead role of Lena Younger in the Gallery Players production of “A Raisin in the Sun”. Hope has also been seen in commercials for the US Postal Service, Medicare and Mutual of Omaha, among others and in numerous print ads. She has studied with Petronia Paley at I the Actor, Karen Kohlhaas at the Atlantic Theater Company and is currently enrolled in an acting program at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. She is one of the founders of “Who’s On Stage?” a local theater company in Northern New Jersey.
Mia Anderson (Camilla) is a graduate of Clark University. She has worked with BostonTheaterWorks, Commonwealth Shakespeare, The Theater Offensive, Painted Bride Theater, Dreamkeeper Theater and RadioDisney, among others. She has performed in numerous projects, including the award winning films Production, If I Leap and Sleep. She is also a 2014 directing fellow with New Perspectives Theater, a 2015 alum of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and a member of the 2016 Barn Arts Hamilton writer residency.
Katie Kuang (Vanessa) is a working model and actress born and raised in Washington, D.C. She currently studies with renowned teacher and coach Anthony Abeson and has appeared in numerous stage, film and television productions, including Billions on Showtime and the web series Work Study. She has also been featured in print campaigns for major brands across the country. Follow Katie @katiekuang.
Megan Fitzgerald (Heather) is a New York transplant by way of San Fransisco. She is thrilled to be making her East Coast screen debut in Displaced among so many talented creators and one very talented cat. Megan is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in NYC and UCLA’s school of Theatre, Film & Television. You can find her performing all over the city and in various corners of the web at www.megan-fitzgerald.com and @onlymegan815..
Originally from Northern Virginia, Rica is a Meisner trained actor, a versatile singer, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a circus artist and ukulele enthusiast.
In high school she attended the
prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC to study voice performance with Dr. Mary Jane Ayers and Samuel Bonds. Rica attended the University of Michigan for voice and has a BA in film and video studies. After moving to New York, Rica began training for circus arts at Body & Pole, Circus Warehouse and in the Contourture Chamber with Jonathan Nosan. Rica is the 2010 Polesque Pole Dance Champion and performs Sway Pole with Cirquetacular Productions. She is a graduate of the William Esper Studio. As an actor, she has worked on many diverse projects in film, TV (Crashing, HBO), video games and on the web. She is thrilled to embark upon her producing career with Displaced!
Josh Atkinson grew up in south Florida, specifically a town called Davie. It was the kind of place with a year-round rodeo and no one got out of there without knowing what alligators taste like. (Chicken, if you’re wondering.) But, more to the point, no one got out of there. Josh took out student loans to get to New York City and study acting and filmmaking. Much of the cast of Displaced attended the Willam Esper Studio alongside him, furthering his desire to create a project where they could all work together while saying something important. In Displaced he plays Lucas, one half of the gentrifying white couple who may or may not have sacrificed a baby or two in Satan’s name. Josh is currently working on two new scripts that he hopes to make with many of the wonderful cast and crew he worked with on Displaced. Follow him @thejoshatkinson.